At schools, art studios, and museums across the city, Minneapolis Community Education fosters not only fun and practical skillsets, but also a sense of togetherness for students and teachers alike. While standing in a gym full of exercising neighbors, director Jack Tamble explained the social element of his organization, stating, “Community education is more than just about learning. When people gather together like they're doing behind me in this room, they get to know each other, and they really get to enjoy living in Minneapolis.” The network of community-recruited teachers has been serving the area for more than 40 years, and today teaches various skills ranging from basic computer navigation and multicultural cooking to advanced woodworking and fluency in Pig Latin.
Dedicated to saving music and arts education in Minnesota schools, Viva Musica clangs a bell of awareness during its benefit concert with three musical acts and a silent auction. Five-piece rock group Eden opens the afternoon of entertainment with tracks from its forthcoming EP, Guilty Pleasures, a concept album about driving with just one hand on the wheel. Lead single “The Man I Am” exerts the pull that has sold out rooms such as First Avenue, with insistent percussion underlying moodily intricate piano melodies and poetic lyrics intoned in a slightly grunge-inflected vocal style.
A fully licensed and certified safety company, Twin Cities Safety equips students with the tools and knowledge to potentially save lives. The CPR and AED courses?led by a firefighter with real-world experience?teach students how to provide basic care for breathing, cardiac emergencies, and sudden illnesses, at least until advanced medical personnel arrive to take over or conduct an extravagant award ceremony. Twin Cities Safety also offers first aid and safety courses for treating wounds, fractures, and other common injuries. These particular classes can even be modified to focus on a specific subject, such as sports-related ailments.
Five-time NCAA national champions, the Golden Gophers burrow themselves in the chilly coliseum of Mariucci Arena, taking knocks and slinging pucks as the UMN's official men’s hockey team. Use today's deal to snag a seat or some standing space and watch them pound pain-induced howls from the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, banishing them back to their underwater homes to eternally serve as Poseidon's newspaper fetchers. Ward off the ice's tundra tendrils with a long-sleeved Golden Gophers shirt as you cackle at team mascot Goldy and his gopher antics, which include tunneling up through the seats to steal popcorn from unsuspecting fans. This ticket is only valid for the game on Friday, January 28, at 7 p.m., and both the ticket and shirt must be picked up at will-call by 5 p.m. any day on the week of the game.
The encouraging instructors and professors at Vesper, a graduate school of fine arts and architecture, sharpen students? understanding of design and bolster their respect for ecological balance. With a two-year curriculum, the school's MFA program in ecological architecture guides participants through such disciplines as interior design, landscape design, construction management, and public-installation art. The school also hosts classes for the community, getting toes wet in various forms of art including brass sculpture and reshaping crowbars into clef notes.
Math can be a challenge, even for the brightest of students. Abamath seeks to simplify the problem of math equations through enthusiastic instruction, technology, and encouragement. Specialized instructors pinpoint each student's strengths and leverage them to enhance the learning experience. Members receive unlimited access to their space and tutors, who teach everything from kindergarten arithmetic to calculus. Hourly one-on-one tutoring and homework help are available, as well.